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How much should my labrador puppy eat?

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How much should my labrador puppy eat?

Dogs, as animals, are very loyal company, but also require our care. Especially when they are puppies, like human babies, they need more attention. Specifically, the labradoris the most popular breed in the world, being registered more times than any other. They are intelligent, kind and very docile. If you are given a labrador you will have one of the easiest dogs to train, and a loyal friend for life. So that you know how to care for and feed them, in this OneHowTo article we show you how much your Labrador puppy should it.

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Weaning from the mother

The first thing you should know is that Labradors are dogs that are very eager for food, much more than other breeds, which is why you should ration them because if they could, they would always be eating. Also this is one reason why it is easier to train them, because they see the food as a prize and it makes it easier.

A labrador puppy grows very fast and will soon get little teeth, small but sharp. At this point you should start weaning slowly because it hurts the mother. This usually occurs after they are 20 or 25 days old. For this, special milk starts being introduced to the puppies so that they get used to it, then weaning porridges (found in any supermarket).

40 day old puppy

Once the labrador is forty days old it is the time when you should start feeding them proper food. To choose a good special food for your breed, assure that the packaging reads: "especially for large breed puppies" Never give them a food that is not special for puppies, nor other foods such as ham or rice, as the stomach of a labrador puppy is sensitive, and should be adjusting its body to the new food.

The labrador puppy should eat at set times, like humans, three times a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. You must give a total of 300 grams, divided into three meals: 100 grams each. Once it reaches three months, continue with three meals, but will increase the dose to 400 grams, divided into three: about 130 grams each time.

From six months

Once the labrador is six months, they will eat two meals: breakfast and dinner. The daily amount increases to 500 grams and partitioned twice: 250 g each time.

Upon becoming an adult dog (one year), as recommended by veterinarian, they should eat a daily ration, unless they have difficulty chewing and swallowing, in which case the ration is divided into two, but without increasing the amount. Total grams to be consumed in a day is between 500 and 570 grams, depending on the size of dog. Also if it is a very active dog you can play with that margin, but do not exceed 600 grams, because labradors tend to gain weight and will never refuse food.

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